Maine Paper Bag Fee (Stores in Maine only)
Effective July 1, 2021, Maine begins enforcement of legislature to eliminate single-use plastic carry-out bags. All carry-out bags made available to customers must be either a reusable bag or a recycled paper bag. Plastic bags are banned. Also, a minimum $.05 fee must be charged for each carry-out bag. Follett stores will charge a 10 cent fee for each bag provided.
Click this link for more information on the Single Use Plastic Bag Ban.
To support the program, a Maine Disposable Bag Fee SKU in the amount of 10 cents has been set up for use at the POS, SKU # 24530552. The fee is non-taxable and will display on the receipt as Maine Disposable Bag Fee. The fee collected for the bag is posted to Misc Income for the store.
For in-store purchases, add the SKU to each POS transaction, as necessary.
Ring the items normally.
Scan or enter the Maine Disposable Bag Fee, SKU # 24530552.
Scan the SKU for each bag used or edit the line item quantity.
Tender the transaction normally.